This Weeks Funding 1st March 2013
Story posted 1 March, 2013 15:16 by Zel Rodgers
Michelle Lester from Lloyds TSB has very kindly agreed to do a day of one to one surgery’s for Wirral Registered Charities on the 23rd April. In order to make sure that Registered Charities and their projects, who want to apply to the fund are eligible to apply, we have created a simple form to be completed which Michelle will look at before the surgery appointment is made. We know this will allow everyone involved to get the best out of the day. If you are a registered charity and are interested in applying please email me at email@example.com and I will forward a form to you for completion.
European Union – Life Programme
Focus: Calls for proposals - 2013 programme now open. Themes covered are Nature and Biodiversity, Environment Policy and Governance, Information and Communication.
Grant Range: The budget allocated to the UK is €21,749,329.
Deadline: 25th June 2013
Focus: The grant is open to any Wirral Community, Voluntary or Faith group and offers up to £100 for groups that can provide neighbourhood events or activities that will benefit the Wirral community.
Who can apply: The grant has been specifically designed to target and support smaller organisations to support the work they do in the community.
Grant Range: Up to £100.
Deadline: Application forms will be viewed on a First come first serve bases
Source: Contact Karl Rooney, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 353 9700 for an application form or complete the application form online!
Tree Council’s Tree Futures – Community Trees Fund
Focus: Any school or community group within the UK that is planning a project that actively involves children under 16 is encouraged to draw on the fund to plant trees and make a greener future. The Tree Council's National Tree Week (this year from 23 November to 1 December) is the focus for these projects and successful applicants organise their planting events in conjunction with our annual celebration of the new tree planting season. In addition, in 2013 we are offering funds for fruit tree planting by schools and community groups through our Orchard Windfalls fund.
Who can apply: Community Groups
Grant Range: We are able to fund projects between £100 and £700 and successful applicants will receive up to 75% towards their planting costs. For example, if your project totals £700, The Tree Council would offer up to £525. The remaining 25% will need to be secured by your school or organisation.
Deadline: Applications for 2013 are now OPEN.
Peoples Health Trust – Healthfit: Active Communities Funding programme now open in our area.
Focus: The programme looks to support projects that encourage community activism – projects designed by local people that address issues relevant to them and benefit and improve their local community.
Who can apply: to local community and voluntary organisations delivering small projects in the 25% most deprived neighbourhoods in England, Scotland and Wales (based on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation). Your organisation is based in, or covers, our local society lottery area of HealthFit which covers St Helens, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral.
Grant Range: The programme awards grants of between £5,000 and £25,000
Deadlines: The closing date for applications in this area is 11 April 2013. We anticipate making around 10 - 20 grants from the Active Communities Funding Programme in HealthFit.
Merseyside Youth Bank
Focus: Funding is available Merseyside-wide for local young people/youth groups to deliver projects or get involved in something that THEY feel will enhance their local communities in some way with fresh, innovative ideas and really think about great ways to make a positive difference.
Who can apply: The application must be completed by young people and the ideas must be their own; they must be involved in the planning and delivery of any projects and the projects must engage as many young people, aged 11 – 18, as possible. We realise that youth leaders may need to offer some support or guidance at times which is fine!
Grant Range: The panel will be held in two stages: the first is a short-listing process and the second will include visits to those shortlisted groups only – after the visits, the panellists will decide which projects they want to fund the most. The maximum amount that can be applied for is £1000 but we may not always be able to fund the full amount so please ask young people to really think about how much they’re going to need.
Deadline: We will be taking stock of our applications towards the end of March so if you feel that the young people you work with could benefit from this opportunity then please ask them to get an application form from us, complete their plans and get them back to us within the next couple of weeks. They can be sent by post or emailed directly to Michaela Bromilow, YouthBank Coordinator
: Third Floor, Stanley Building, 43 Hanover Street, Liverpool ONE, L1 3DN
t: 0151 232 2431
The True Colours Trust
Focus: The Trustees are committed to supporting a large number of excellent local organisations and projects that work with disabled children and their families on a daily basis. This is done through the Trust’s small grants programme. Grants in this category are usually one-off contributions rather than multi-year grants for on-going revenue costs.
Who can apply: Registered charities and charitable organisations.
Grant Range: Grants up to £10,000.
Deadline: There is no set deadline. Trustees meet quarterly
Young Carers Grant Programme 2013
Focus: This programme is open to any voluntary sector/not for profit organisation that wishes to develop support services for young carers and their families.
Deadline: There will be a single round of awards and application will be by a two stage process, beginning with an online expression of interest. The expression of interest form needs to be completed and submitted online no later than 11 March.
A very useful funding directory for LGBT groups. http://www.lgbtconsortium.org.uk/funderfinder?utm_source=Linx+267+-+21+Feb+-+good+impact+practice%2C+local+healthwatch%2C+child+poverty+&utm_campaign=linx267&utm_medium=email
Community How to. We are offering free workshops to community minded organisations such as yourselves, introducing you to a number of free apps and digital tools that are easy to use and can assist the operations of your organisation using the Community How To online directory service. We can also support you with the long-term use of these tools and offer advice and information about digital tools and how to make better use of IT. One to one sessions on the following dates: March, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th . One-to-one sessions will last about an hour, and can be booked in advance either by email (email@example.com) or by telephone (0151 353 9700 ex.216). If you would like to have a look at some of the tools available on the site, please visit www.communityhowto.com. If you decide to register, we would ask that you use out promotional code 4310 so that you can be attributed as a group that we are supporting.
Local Giving are holding a free fundraising workshop at 7Waves Community Centre, Twickenham Drive, Leasowe,
Wirral, CH46 1PF on Monday 11th March at 9.30am- 1.00pm. How to be proactive with fundraising in 2013 through Localgiving.com in partnership with Clancy Connection and Amber Consulting
Institute of Fundraising – Fundraising in a small charity workshop.